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GI Field Test Now Available from Vets

March 04, 2009

The Succeed Equine Fecal Blood Test (FBT) is now available through veterinarians, according to Freedom Health LLC. The company had stopped production of the FBT in early 2008, citing manufacturing problems. The new FBT--a field test to help... Read More


Reining Sire Hits $6 Million in Offspring Earnings

February 24, 2009

Topsail Whiz climbed to the top of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) all time sire list in last July with total offspring earnings of $5,527,700, surpassing former leader Hollywood Dun It's mark of $5,494,100. Now, Topsail Whiz has... Read More


Drought Increases Florida Wildfire Risk

February 18, 2009

Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson recently advised residents that below average rainfall for the last several months has significantly increased the state's wildfire risk.

According to a statement fro... Read More


Readers Tell Us What They Think About Horse Licensing

February 13, 2009

Exactly 1,600 readers of responded to a poll asking, "Are you in favor of horse licensing as identification?"

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Employment and Immigration

February 01, 2009

Keep necessary documentation and use personnel best management practices when hiring immigrant laborers.... Read More


Equine Vet Techs Earn CE Credit at Regioinal Symposium

January 31, 2009

Over the weekend of Jan. 9, Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center hosted the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians' (AAEVT) mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium.

More than 70 veterinary technicians who... Read More


Hay Situation Emerges After Washington Waters Recede

January 25, 2009

Although the floodwaters that covered much of western Washington earlier this month have receded, they left a lot of damage--and a lot of ruined hay and grain. The horse community is working together to help those in need, and some businesses ar... Read More


New Congress, Same Issues for Equine Industry

January 15, 2009

The 111th Congress has convened and the Democrats have picked up seats in both the House and Senate. The country also has a new President, Barack Obama, who will take office Jan. 20, 2009. Many are wondering what these changes will mean for the... Read More


Floods: Washington Water Begins to Recede

January 09, 2009

Washington residents are starting to recover from this week's flood conditions, which the Associated Press reported as the worst on record.

Horse owner Josie Owens of Carnation, Wash., was Read More


Tips for Avoiding Barn Fires

December 29, 2008

Get some practical tips on how you can reduce the risk fire in your barn.... Read More


15 Washington Horses Die in Barn Fire

December 13, 2008

Fire at a boarding stable in rural Pierce County, Wash., killed 15 horses on Thursday night, Dec. 11, according to an article in A... Read More


Two Horses Injured in Minnesota by Cougar Attacks

November 22, 2008

Cougar attacks are suspected in the serious injury of two horses in near Fergus Falls, Minn., according to an article on Read More


AQHA World Show Entries Up 5%

November 05, 2008

For 16 days in November, Oklahoma City's horse population swells as the top competitors from around the world converge on the city to compete at the American Quarter Horse Association's Bank of America Amateur and FedEx Open World Championship... Read More


Non-Race Breeds Protected Under Kentucky Incentive Fund

October 27, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) voted today to recommend revised regulations designed to protect non-race breeds participating in a breeders' incentive fund.
Under the new rules, no one who violates the federal Horse... Read More


Hurricane Recovery Progress Report Features Carcass Disposal Update, Hay Hotline

September 20, 2008

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) sent this update on Friday, Sept. 19:

A TAHC assessment team has nearly completed the Galveston Island large animal assessment. Fresh water supplies are being supplied for rescued and stabled... Read More


Hurricane Livestock Rescue Effort Continues

September 19, 2008

Since the day after 20-foot storm surges sent water destroying nearly all of the fences throughout the Chambers and Jefferson counties of Texas, forcing some 20,000 livestock to make a desperate run for high ground, the Texas AgriLife Extension... Read More


Mexico Flooding Kills Horses, Watchman at Equestrian Club

August 26, 2008

Heavy rains have killed at least 50 horses at a Mexico City equestrian club and the 71-year-old watchman who tried to save them, officials said Tuesday.

A Monday night storm sent mud and floodwaters spilling through the La Barranca horse... Read More


Paraplegic Foal Update: Lucky as a Long Yearling

August 22, 2008

Lucky isn't completely back to normal, but he's close enough that his owners are happy with the result.... Read More


Racing Hall of Fame: It's All About the Horse

August 05, 2008

From the keynote speaker to the final inductee, the message was the same Aug. 4 at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame ceremony. That plain and simple mantra was, "It is all about the horse."

Though certainly not a coordinated... Read More


Brother Derek Retired to Airdrie Stud

August 01, 2008

Brother Derek, who captured the 2005 Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) and 2006 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), has been retired to Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.

Owned by Cecil Peacock, Brother Derek was the morning line favorite... Read More


Hurricane Dolly's Deluge Causes Flooding

July 28, 2008

Hundreds of people were forced out of homes and campgrounds by flooding caused by torrential rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Dolly. Two people were reported still missing Monday.

The National Weather Service posted flash flood... Read More


Horse Owners, Neighbor Indicted in Missouri Horse Shooting

July 01, 2008

A Missouri man has been charged with animal abuse for allegedly shooting four horses, while the horses' owners are facing identical charges for allegedly failing to restrain the animals.

On June 26, a Callaway County, Mo. grand jury... Read More


Eventing Safety Summit: Frangible Pins, Necropsies to be Utilized

June 16, 2008

From the United States Equestrian Federation:

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and United States Eventing Association (USEA) Safety Summit took place on June 7-8, 2008 in downtown Lexington, Ky. More than 250 people fro... Read More


Horsemen's Protective Association to Talk Equine Health, Safety

June 13, 2008

The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association will tackle equine health and welfare issues at a two-hour forum July 18 during its summer convention in Hershey, Pa.

The forum, the latest in a series of horse racing industry... Read More


Wisconsin Town 'Horsing Around' For Therapeutic Riding

June 09, 2008

In the spirit of Chicago's "Cows on Parade" and Cincinnati's "Big Pig Gig," a herd of masterfully painted ponies will adorn the streets of Lake Geneva, Wisc., this summer as Special Methods in Learning Equine Skills Inc. (SMILES) mounts a public ar... Read More